NEED A SPECIAL EDITION MERC? Mercedes-Benz SA has added two special editions to its E-Class range. Image: Quickpic
Johannesburg - Mercedes-Benz has added two special models to its E-Class range, its coupe and cabriolet variants.
The automaker claims its new 'Sport edition' impresses with sporty details both inside and out while the V8 version comes with exclusive appointments to arouse the desire of customers.
Mercedes-Benz also claims an upgrade for all E-Class coupe and cabriolet models including smartphone integration.
In terms of styling the coupe gets a front apron with distinctive air inlets, says Mercedes, a louvre in the radiator trim in high-gloss black with chromed inserts as well as muscular side-sills distinguish these two-door variants.
The rear gets a diffuser-look apron, AMG spoiler lip in the vehicle colour and a two-pipe exhaust system with trapezoidal tailpipe tips.
It has agility control sports suspension with sporty spring and damper tuning, exclusive 18” AMG light-alloys, perforated front brake discs and brake callipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering. The special models are identified by Sport Edition badges on the left and right wings.
Inside there’s black leather upholstered seats, with blue and grey top-stitching for the door centre panels, armrest and centre console. Appointments in black or natural beige nappa leather are optionally available.
Other goodies include a three-spoke multi-function sports steering wheel , silver steering wheel shift paddles and sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs while the black velour floor mats have a black edge and bear the lettering Sport Edition.
To underline the exclusiveness of the Sport Editions of the coupe and cabriolet, a special paint finish in brilliant blue metallic is available and is reserved exclusively for these models.
The Sport Edition can be ordered with any of the engines that are available for the E-Class coupe and E-Class cabriolet.
V8 muscular attractions
The V8 Edition is based on the E 500 coupe and E 500 cabriolet each with 300kW, driven by an eight-cylinder V-engine. The automaker believes the V8 Edition takes both the coupe and cabriolet to a new level in terms of style and exquisite appointments.
The V8 offers titanium grey-painted, high-sheen 19” AMG multi-spoke alloys and ‘V8 Edition’ badges on the wings. Special paint finishes in grey metallic and diamond white bright.
It has all the comfort creatures of the sport model while exclusive nappa leather upholstery in porcelain or classic red with black contrasting edging is available.
The Sport Edition costs an extra R24 500 more than the basic version and R35 000 extra for the V8 Edition. The LED system costs an extra R23 000 for the E-Class E 250 coupe/cabriolet and is standard for the E 400 and E 500 coupe and cabriolet.
The E-Class coupe and cabriolet range is sold with a six-years or 100 000km maintenance plan.